Joachim Howard

Managing Director

Joachim founded Ocean Alliance when he relocated to Sydney after gaining extensive experience with the international superyacht industry.

His roles were involved in the operation and management of both private and chartered superyachts in regions covering the globe.

After relocating to Sydney in 2006 following many years working in the industry abroad he was involved with the Australian agency for several key European shipyards.

He frequently returned to international boat shows & conferences while managing client’s new construction yachts and overseeing their delivery and management in Australia & Europe.

The Ocean Alliance charter division was established in 2011 after identifying an industry shortfall of local and international experience.

His drive was a key interest in the development of the Australian charter market and the experienced representation and marketing of international charter destinations.

Joachim’s extensive experience in the industry allows him to assist clients in all aspects of a superyacht experience including charter brokerage, charter management, yacht brokerage, new construction, operational guidance, commercial structures and superyacht marketing.

His attention to detail and unwavering client focused approach is the foundation of Ocean Alliance.

Call me on +61 (0) 405 767 869 or email me:

Laurie Foulon

Charter Experience Manager

Born and raised in the South of France, Laurie was a Charter Manager with the prestigious Burgess Yachts in Monaco before her appointment with Ocean Alliance.

Joining Ocean Alliance in December 2014, she has expertly worked with an international fleet of up to 8 charter yachts ranging from 35 to 80 metres in length, and is familiar with cruising grounds stretching from the Mediterranean and Caribbean to the South Pacific.

Her yachting experience was launched at OceanStyle by Burgess in 2010, followed by a year in Sydney working within the domestic charter market.

Personal circumstances have brought her back and she was delighted to be dropping anchor once again in Sydney!

Laurie’s expertise in International Charter Management together with her eye for detail and experience with high-profile yacht owners are invaluable assets to the Australian and International charter markets.

She takes great pride in sharing her skills to raise Australians’ enjoyment on superyachts to a new level.

Laurie is a native French speaker and is also fluent in Italian.

She looks forward to creating your unique experience onboard the Ocean Alliance fleet.

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Mark Patterson

Charter Experience Specialist

After several years spent abroad, Mark has joined the Ocean Alliance team, bringing vast experience within the international superyacht industry with him.

Originally from Adelaide, Mark followed his passion for the yachting industry and set off abroad to work extensively throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, USA and Mediterranean on high-end superyachts.

Through this time, Mark experienced numerous Atlantic crossings, multiple charter seasons, and large-scale refit and shipyard periods all within a prestigious and well-regarded international charter program.

With a Business Degree specialising in Hotel and Resort Management through the prestigious ‘Le Cordon Bleu Australia’, Mark demonstrates a solid understanding of the luxury tourism market.

Prior to his experience within the superyacht industry, Mark worked as a Real Estate Sales professional within one of Adelaide’s leading agencies.

Since returning back from overseas, Mark is now proud to call Sydney his new home.

He brings his vast experiences and passion for the superyacht industry to Ocean Alliance and looks forward to tailoring your next luxury experience on-board.

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